Nora Wertz

Bloomfield, NJ USA

Professional Experience

Creative, competent and quick! PRINT ADS, WEB ADS, E-BLASTS, CATALOGS, BOOKS, BROCHURES. Producing successful designs on time and within budget has kept me in business as a freelancer for 15 years. Creativity and aesthetic sensibility are two central reasons for this. Equally important factors are: communicating with the client so I can accurately depict their message; the ability to handle and prioritize several projects at once; a strong knowledge of traditional and developing production technologies; excellence in computer design software. My work includes a broad range of print and electronically delivered media for industries ranging from book publishing to radio. I have also worked with a number of public interest and non-profit groups. Please have a look at my online portfolio at:


Art Director
10 Years
Graphic Designer
15 Years
15 Years


10 Years
15 Years
Books & Literature
18 Years


Online/new media
5 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
15 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Penguin Publishing Group (10+), Oxford University Press (3-5), International Baccalaureate (10+), UBM/Advanstar Pharmaceutical (10+), Clinical OMICs / Mary Ann Liebert (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Emerald Isle Immigration Center (3-5), Tenants & Neighbors (3-5)

Technical Skills

Expert: Graphic design, layout, print production, photo retouching; Some: web design, photography. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer Skills

Expert in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress. Working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Macintosh OSX troubleshooting.


MacPro / Epson Stylus Photo 1400 large format inkjet printer / Canon Pixma inkjet printer / HP LaserJet laser printer / Canon CanoScan Scanner / Multiple external and mobile hard drives / Dual Monitors

Work Permits & Visas

Dual citizenship: US / EU (I work legally in the United States and member states of the European Union)


Upon request

Work Samples

Book Design

(Oxford University Press 5/5/2006)
(Inner Traditions 5/6/2004)
(Inner Traditions 9/6/1999)

Print and Online Ads

(Penguin 6/7/2009)
(Penguin 9/9/2009)
(Air America Radio 8/6/2007)
I conceived, wrote, and designed this ad which appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation and as a billboard
(Advanstar/LCGC 7/15/2011)
Animated gif
(Advanstar/ACT 4/15/2011)
Web promo for live blog at a Drug Safety conference
(Advanstar/Pharmaceutical Executive 3/15/2011)
Graphic for Webcast promotional campaign.
(Advanstar/Pharmaceutical Technology 7/15/2011)
Print ad in trade publication

Mailings & Posters

(IB 7/5/2009)
(IB 7/5/2009)
(Emerald Isle Immigration Center 3/5/2008)
In addition to design, logo design, and photo research, I conceived and wrote the cover copy for this brochure.